Leftover Food From Big/Little Week? Try These Recipes!

Big/little week is arguably the best part of the new member period for girls who join sororities. This is a week when big sisters spoil their assigned little sisters with gifts, clothes with their letters, crafts, and lots of food. The week ends with a surprise reveal where the bigs finally give away their identity and bond with their littles and the rest of their family. After the excitement of my big/little week, I needed to figure out what to do with the crazy amounts of food that my big gave me. In an effort to get rid of some of the food and have some fun while doing it, I created some recipes that I made entirely out of food from big/little week (with a little bit of help from some ingredients taken from the dining hall.)


Pop Tart Cheesecake Truffles

This was the personal favorite recipe of my friends and taste testers who helped me with these recipes. Crush Pop Tarts (flavor of your choice, I used S’mores) in a plastic bag, until fine crumbs. Mix crumbs with cream cheese (from the dining hall) at room temperature, with two parts Pop Tart to one part cream cheese. Form mixture into balls, and refrigerate until solid. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Dip solid balls in chocolate until fully coated. Refrigerate truffles for another 15 minutes or until chocolate has hardened.


Microwave Nachos

Elevate your Taco Tuesday with this super easy snack. Create a layer of tortilla chips of your choice (I used Hint of Jalapeno), and cover with shredded cheese (from the dining hall.) Top with another layer of chips, and cover that with another layer of cheese. Continue to stack until you reach your desired height. Microwave until cheese is melted.


Mardi Pardi Mix

This is a good one to keep you going during Mardi Gras festivities! It’s also completely customizable to your tastes and whatever snacks you have available. I combined equal parts of almonds, broken up pretzel crisps, Goldfish, and microwave popcorn.


DIY Ice Cream Sandwich

This is the perfect dessert to treat yourself with after you crush your next midterm. I took two cookies (from the dining hall) and put a scoop of ice cream in between. I tried sugar cookies with s’mores ice cream, and oatmeal raisin cookies with red velvet ice cream. To spice it up even more, try rolling the sides of the sandwich in sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or crushed Oreos.


These recipes helped me get rid of some of my food from big/little week, but I hope they can help you do the same. Maybe they’ll even inspire you to create some of your own recipes. Happy snacking!